Coming Home to Derry For Christmas

Some Derry ex-pats who will be travelling home to Derry for Christmas this year. From top left, clockwise, Susan Harkin with daughter Erin (Swindon); Ciara Doherty pictured with her husband Anthony and children Arya and Arlo (San Francisco), Fionnuala Crabtree (Bergamo, Italy) and Derry man, Billy Garnon pictured with his American girlfriend, Amrapali who will be travelling home from India.
Some Derry ex-pats who will be travelling home to Derry for Christmas this year. From top left, clockwise, Susan Harkin with daughter Erin (Swindon); Ciara Doherty pictured with her husband Anthony and children Arya and Arlo (San Francisco), Fionnuala Crabtree (Bergamo, Italy) and Derry man, Billy Garnon pictured with his American girlfriend, Amrapali who will be travelling home from India.

A few weeks ago the ‘Journal’ made an appeal for ex-pats spread out all over the world to get in touch.

The number of people to reply was low at the start but as the Christmas holidays crept closer we started to receive emails on a daily basis.

It’s fair to say that there are people from Derry living in every corner of the globe.

On Monday morning we received an email from a Derry mother whose son is travelling almost 6000 miles from Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to be with his family on Christmas Day.

The ‘Journal’ will be sharing as many of these different stories as possible over the coming days so keep an eye on our website.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our readers.